Cisco MDS 9222i FCIP Tunnel

How to setup a Simple FCIP Tunnel with the Cisco MDS9222i

FCIP (Fibre Channel over IP) is a power full technologie for linking Fiber Channel based storage networks over IP network. We use this to link our mainframe with a second tape library in a different location, aprox 40 km.

Step 1

Enable the Fibre Channel over IP Feature on the MDS9222i


   feature fcip

Step 2

Define a FCIP Profile

   fcip profile 1
      ip address <source address>
      tcp max-bandwidth-mbps <maximum avail bandwith in mbps> min-available-bandwidth-mbps <minimum avail bandwith in mbps>  round-trip-time-ms <round trip time>

Step 3

Create the FCIP interface

   interface fcip1
      use-profile 1
      peer-info ipaddr <destination address>
      write-accelerator
      ip-compression auto
      switchport description T-mds1-mds2
      no shutdown

Step 4

Configure the GigabitEthernet

   interface GigabitEthernet1/1
      ip address <source ip address> <netmask>
      switchport description FCIP Ethernet Port
      no shutdown

Example

mds1

   feature fcip
   !
   fcip profile 1
      ip address 10.0.57.42
      tcp max-bandwidth-mbps 300 min-available-bandwidth-mbps 100  round-trip-time-ms 12
   !
   interface fcip1
      use-profile 1
      peer-info ipaddr 10.0.57.34
      write-accelerator
      ip-compression auto
      switchport description T-mds1-mds2
      no shutdown
   !
   interface GigabitEthernet1/1
      ip address 10.0.57.42 255.255.255.252
      switchport description FCIP Ethernet Port
      no shutdown
   !

mds2

   feature fcip
   !
   fcip profile 1
      ip address 10.0.57.34
      tcp max-bandwidth-mbps 300 min-available-bandwidth-mbps 100  round-trip-time-ms 12
   !
   interface fcip1
      use-profile 1
      peer-info ipaddr 10.0.57.42
      write-accelerator
      ip-compression auto
      switchport description T-mds2-mds1
      no shutdown
   !
   interface GigabitEthernet1/1
      ip address 10.0.57.34 255.255.255.252
      switchport description FCIP Ethernet Port
      no shutdown
   !

If you feel this helps a bit or may be not ? Please leave a comment.

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5 Antworten zu Cisco MDS 9222i FCIP Tunnel

  1. Adrian Lichtenstein schreibt:

    Thanks, I appreciate the information. I am setting the first FC over IP solution in my country with CISCO technology (MDS 9222i)
    One question, the creation of the tunnels can be done via Fabric Manager?

    Thanks in advance
    Regards

    • patrickpreuss schreibt:

      Hello Adrian,

      i know it is possible to configure the tunnels via the fabric manager, but i don’t have the manager installed.:-( you will see the tunnel also in the manager
      when you create it via the cli.

      it will be basicly the same steps on each fabric.

      • enable the feature
      • create the profile
      • create the fcip interface
      • create the ip interface

      i hope this helps a bit. if you have future question for the cli way i can help you to get the config right (via pm).

      Patrick
      Patricks Home

  2. Venkata Sivareddy schreibt:

    Thanks for the info. How we can configure the two intersaces on MDS1 and MDS2 for the redundancy purpose.
    I am having the two modules.
    Each madule have the four fcip gigabit interfaces.
    I need to configure the second interface on both Switches for the redundancy purpose.
    Please advice some infor mation.

  3. Adrian schreibt:

    Thanks again!!!
    Best regards

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